Glossary of Relationship

By Santosh Acharya | Last Updated: 5 January 2024

Common terms in Relationship defined and explained here.

Here's a glossary from A to Z with one term for each letter:

  1. A - Attachment: The emotional bond that forms between people, such as in a romantic relationship.
  2. B - Boundaries: The limits a person sets on what they find acceptable or comfortable in a relationship.
  3. C - Communication: The act of sharing thoughts, feelings, and information with others through various means.
  4. D - Dependence: The extent to which partners rely on each other for emotional support, validation, and needs fulfillment.
  5. E - Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person.
  6. F - Forgiveness: The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven after a wrongdoing or conflict in a relationship.
  7. G - Gratitude: The quality of being thankful and showing appreciation for one's partner and the relationship.
  8. H - Honesty: The quality of being truthful and transparent in one's thoughts, feelings, and actions within a relationship.
  9. I - Intimacy: The close familiarity or friendship in a relationship, often including emotional, intellectual, physical, or sexual closeness.
  10. J - Jealousy: An emotional state that occurs due to a perceived threat to the relationship or fear of losing something or someone valuable.
  11. K - Kindness: The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate within a relationship.
  12. L - Love: A complex set of emotions, behaviors, and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person.
  13. M - Mutual Respect: The recognition and appreciation of the separate interests, thoughts, and characteristics of one's partner in a relationship.
  14. N - Negotiation: The process of discussing and coming to a mutual agreement in areas of conflict or decision-making in a relationship.
  15. O - Openness: The willingness to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with a partner honestly and without withholding.
  16. P - Patience: The ability to tolerate delays, problems, or suffering in a relationship without becoming annoyed or anxious.
  17. Q - Quality Time: Spending time together and giving undivided attention to each other to strengthen the relationship.
  18. R - Respect: The act of showing consideration and understanding for your partner's feelings and needs.
  19. S - Support: The assistance, comfort, or encouragement provided to a partner during times of need.
  20. T - Trust: The firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of one's partner.
  21. U - Understanding: The ability to comprehend and empathize with your partner's feelings and perspectives.
  22. V - Vulnerability: The quality of being open to emotional exposure and risk in a relationship.
  23. W - Willingness: The readiness to engage and participate in relationship activities or to work on issues.
  24. X - Xenial: Relating to the friendly relationship between two parties (often used in the context of hospitality, but can be adapted to signify the welcoming nature in relationships).
  25. Y - Yielding: The act of giving way to arguments, demands, or pressure from one's partner in a relationship, sometimes necessary for compromise.
  26. Z - Zeal: Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective within or for the relationship.
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Santosh Acharya is a Engineer, Technocrat turned on to Psychology Geek. He is a Proud Family Man, a Husband, a Parent to 2 adults, an obedient Son to my Parent, a Curious, Problem solver, Creator, Coffee Lover, Life-Long learner, Food Maker, Engineer, Psychologist, Marketer. His life took a sharp turn, when his mother asked him, "If you could rethink what you want to do with your life, what could it be." 

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